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Jonah Bokaer

For Jonah Bokaer’s latest groundbreaking work, pop musician Pharrell Williams joins the choreographer’s list of high-profile collaborators. Written by Courtney Escoyne for the October 2016 issue of Dance Magazine.

Making His Own Rules

Making His Own Rules

Dance Magazine, October 2016

For Jonah Bokaer’s latest groundbreaking work, pop musician Pharrell Williams joins the choreographer’s list of high-profile collaborators...

Written by Courtney Escoyne

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 Their fight starts in painstaking slowness... They suddenly throw each other into the air, drop to the floor, just avoid a painful collision with a well-timed roll—until the pace shudders almost to a halt, one dancer caught by the other’s hand at his throat, ascending to relevé and arching back to the ground as though someone hit the slow-motion button.

Their fight starts in painstaking slowness... They suddenly throw each other into the air, drop to the floor, just avoid a painful collision with a well-timed roll—until the pace shudders almost to a halt, one dancer caught by the other’s hand at his throat, ascending to relevé and arching back to the ground as though someone hit the slow-motion button.

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